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Workers’ Compensation FAQ

Answers You Can Count on From Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

If you have been injured on the job and are looking for answers when it comes to Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation laws, you’ve come to the right place. Our attorneys are highly qualified to provide you with legal guidance regarding your workers’ compensation case. We understand Oklahoma’s law and what it says about your rights, giving us the expertise and assistance you are looking for. By working hard to ensure you understand what needs to be done for receiving workers’ compensation benefits, we will do our best to thoroughly explain the process in its entirety to you. We are here to answer all of your questions and are committed to making sure that all Oklahoma residents have the necessary factual information to get started. Below you will find a list of some of the most common questions we receive regarding workers’ compensation. If you have any additional questions or would like to set up a free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our Oklahoma City law office today.

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation was put into place in order to protect the rights of injured workers and their loved ones. In the event of you or a family member being injured on the job due to the negligence of someone else, you should be able to receive benefits in order to supplement lost wages. Benefits received through workers’ compensation laws are a form of insurance that is available to those who are unable to work because of an injury or illness sustained in the workplace. In the unfortunate case where a worker dies as a result of a work-related incident, his or her family members may be eligible to receive benefits.

What steps should be taken after I have been injured at work?

If you have been injured on the job, it is important for you to contact your employer immediately. If you fail to report a job-related injury in a timely manner, your chances of receiving workers’ compensation benefits may be at risk. According to Oklahoma state law, injured workers must inform their employer or seek medical attention within 30 days of the incident. If your workplace injury or illness is gradual and does not show signs right away, you must report the incident to your employer within 90 days.

Who should I see for medical treatment?

You are required to seek medical attention from a legitimate medical care provider who will be chosen by your employer. If your injury requires emergency medical attention, it is important for you to obtain medical treatment from an emergency care professional. In the event your employer fails to provide you with a medical care professional within 7 days of you reporting the incident, you may then seek medical services from a medical care provider of your choice.

What types of benefits can I receive?

It should be noted that the specifics of your workplace accident, injury, or illness directly affect the benefits that you will be eligible to receive. Workers’ compensation does not provide benefits for all situations. However, workers’ compensation benefits are designed to enable injured workers to be reimbursed for all past and future medical expenses as they relate to the workplace injury. Depending on the extent of the workers’ injury, an appropriate wage supplementation will be awarded on either a temporary or permanent basis. Families of deceased workers may also be eligible to receive death benefits, which will include funeral expenses. Additionally, workers’ compensation laws in Oklahoma also provide rehabilitation assistance in order to help injured employees regain the necessary skills to return to work.

What can an attorney do for you?

If you have been injured on the job or lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, it can be stressful and difficult to navigate the laws and understand your rights. Our legal team at Atkins & Markoff are here to help ensure you understand your rights and aims to guide you through the entire process. We will work hard to handle all legal aspects of your case and keep you well informed along the way. Our attorneys understand how technical and complicated workers’ compensation laws can be, which is why we strive to make the process easier for you. We are dedicated to ensuring you receive your maximum benefits and have all the necessary information to protect your rights. If any complications arise along the way, we will resolve them as soon as possible. Whether you would like more information on Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation laws, find yourself in a situation where your benefits have been denied, or would like to file a claim against your employer for negligence, give us a call!